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ADVICE for the WA Shark Notification System - Floreat09 September 2015
UPDATE on 15 September, 2015:
Services have been restored to the Floreat Shark Monitoring Network receiver. The network is now fully operational.
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a partial outage in the shark notification system.
- The Shark Monitoring Network receiver located of Floreat beach is currently offline.
- Extra caution is advised for water uses in this location.
- All other satellite-linked receivers in the network remain operational, including a receiver at nearby City Beach.
- A shark warning for Perth metropolitan waters issued on 28 August is still current due to an unusually high white shark activity off the coast.
What to do:
- Adhere to any beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
- Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
- If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
What authorities are doing:
The relevant authorities that receive Shark Notification System alerts to assist them in responses have been notified of the outage; including the Surf Life Saving WA, WA Police and relevant local government rangers.
The Department of Fisheries will be working to restore the system to full operational status as soon as possible. Repairs are expected to be carried out on the Floreat receiver early next week, weather permitting.
The Shark Notification System forms part of a range of shark hazard mitigation strategies in place.